New jobs program aims to help indigenous youth
An increase in youth employment has come at the expense of aboriginal employment and education.
“That’s one of the things that we had to do to move beyond what our predecessors had done,” said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on the party’s official website in a statement Thursday.
“There has been a great shift in our economy… our economy has changed and so we need to change the way our economy grows and we need to create a pathway to that that will give young people the skills they need.”
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said last fall that she planned to give $10 million to help Indigenous youths in Canada take on jobs in fields such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
At the time, former government finance minister Jim Flaherty said she was focused on helping young people in Canada gain education and training that would help them get jobs.
But during Trudeau’s leadership, he said, “We need to be looking at these more a올인 119ctively on the labour front.”
In January, the Liberal government confirmed that it would announce that it would support $10 million in funding for a special Indigenous youth employment project.
For aboriginal jobless youth
The Conservatives were also committed to help the most struggling aboriginal youth.
On Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was pleased to announce that the federal government would invest $25 million over six years to help First Nations communities deal with a shortage of jobs in many traditional-culture occupations.
The money will be invested in a new Jobseeker’s Allowance program that will be overseen by the minister of labour.
“First Nations work is very difficult,” Harper said Friday during Question Period. “They face serious challenges. They have enormous job challenges and I think it would make a lot of sense for First Nations communities to have a say in this.”
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But it doesn’t go far enough in achieving that goal, Anders said in an interview with CBC News in April.
“It’s another attempt to make sure that First Nations youth are included in the conversation about whether or not they need a government job,” said Anders. “What this money is not about is job training for people trying to get into employment, it’s about helping them get a job and then giving them a way of making it back, in thi